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Shrimp Scampi

I love shrimp, and this is my version of an Italian recipe for shrimp scampi. It's the closest thing to the real Italian recipe that I can make and enjoy when I wish.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1-3/4 lbs. large shrimp, shelled
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • juice from half of lemon
  • cooked pasta
  • crusty bread, warm

Directions:

In a large skillet, melt butter with olive oil. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add wine, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Let wine reduce, about 2 minutes. Add shrimp and saute 2-4 minutes, just until pink. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice. Serve over hot cooked pasta with hot crusty bread. Makes 4 servings.

Note: I sometimes heat a good Alfredo sauce and toss the pasta with it, then toss in the shrimp and lightly mix until all is covered.

By Connie from Cotter, AR

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